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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-09-2003, 01:41 PM
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Need some help with the steering column...

I've got 2 days off this weekend to get some things done on the old project.

I've been working on the steering column, just dropped it, found out the gear indicator mechanism is broken. Well its not even a mechanism, its like a POS string attached to some plastic housing that is next to impossible to remove, how do you get that thing out of there?!?

Secondly, I'm having that park to reverse problem, I noticed when my column is dropped, the gear selector is fully locked, but when its mounted, you can freely choose between park and reverse even without the key in it! It sometimes will fall into reverse and the truck will start in reverse!! [img]images/graemlins/cussing.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/burnout.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/crybaby.gif[/img]

So anyway, I'm trying to address those problems this weekend, anybody have any info?


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post #2 of (permalink) Old 08-09-2003, 04:04 PM
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Re: Need some help with the steering column...

I'm not sure on the shifter - mine doesn't have one. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

For the indicator, look at this pic. The green bracket on the end of the cable has a black plastic wheel inside it; unhook the cable loop and spin the wheel until the cable sheath is free. You can unscrew the green bracket, but it's more likely that you'll break it and you still have to unhook the cable.
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post #3 of (permalink) Old 08-09-2003, 04:43 PM
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Re: Need some help with the steering column...

Thanks for the reply, but the cable is broken though, there is no way to get to it, I spliced the plastic part open so I could pull on the actual cable to actuate the selector switch... am I not reading your post correctly?

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 08-09-2003, 05:16 PM
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Re: Need some help with the steering column...

Oh yeah, Steve do you think the 92+ instrument cluster will work on my 88, I've been looking at those interior parts you have and I want to do a complete swap but don't know if the gauges will work properly. I don't think they make a tan/mocha colored dash for the 87-91 trucks.
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